Advice on Injuries and Treatment Following A Car Accident

The ability of modern cars to absorb the impact of a crash has improved compared to cars of the past, but there is still a great percentage of the energy from an accident that transfers into the neck, back, and extremities of the passengers.  Even mild “fender benders” and low speed crashes can still cause back pain, muscle spasms, or a variety of other pains that could occur immediately or take time to develop and progress after the initial accident.  There may even be times when you initially don’t notice any pain whatsoever, but you are still injured, and that injury is becoming worse as you go on without treatment.  In fact, many injuries that cause back pain do not become noticeable until days, weeks, or even months after the crash.

Some common symptoms of back trauma following an accident are listed as follows:

-Muscle Aches

-Shooting or Stabbing Pain

-Limited Flexibility and/or Range of Motion

-Inability to Stand Straight

When an individual is involved in an auto accident, and is hit by another car, the force and energy from the crash is transferred to the vehicle and into the individual’s body.  This may not always be apparent immediately subsequent to the crash, which is why it is so important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

A chiropractor, specialist, or other health care professional would want to know as much as possible about the accident.  This would help them direct their attention to what is likely causing the pain or the possible future pain from the crash.  For example, any one or more of an assortment of causes could result in back pain following an accident.  This pain could be caused by sprained or strained ligaments and muscles, disc herniation, subluxation, disc ruptures, broken bones, etc.  It is also important to note that back injuries can lead to secondary medical problems like impotency, muscle spasms, loss of bladder control, hypersensitivity, and general discomfort in certain areas of the body.

This is why it is important to seek treatment immediately after a crash, so the medical professional can decide if there is an issue, and if so, can then advise a treatment program to vigorously treat the issue at hand before it becomes much worse.

Medical Specialists will attempt to detect back injuries from car crashes by means of X-Rays and MRI’s, amongst other techniques.  These specialized medical techniques will allow the health care professional to narrow down the root of the problem in order to treat it.  Finding the underlying cause of the back pain is of utter importance, because back pain can cause so many issues in one’s life and disturb the normal routine that an individual follows.

All of this discussion on the importance of medical treatment following a crash can lead one to speculate and worry about the costs of such treatments.  This is why it is vital to make sure that you contact an experienced and considerate St. Louis auto accident lawyer following a crash.

Allowing a Missouri accident lawyer to evaluate your claim will ensure that you are cared for in your fight to receive the compensation you deserve.  They will do their best to provide time and expertise to investigate your claim, find the parties that are responsible, negotiate with insurance companies, and help you receive the best possible settlement that you deserve.  That way, all you have to focus on is getting healthy and continuing back on with your life.

Please contact Christopher R. Dixon, a skilled St. Louis accident lawyer, to evaluate your claim at (314) 409-7060.

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